Talk:Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment

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Detector Shielding[edit]

According the LUX wimp detector people at Berkley (see below) the shielding of this detector has proven to be very effective. Isn't this worth a mention on the page?

-- The technology of nested vessels of different kinds of scintillator, surrounded by photomultiplier tubes, was recently put to the test at Daya Bay, which achieved spectacular success in measuring neutrino oscillations even before the experiment’s full array of antineutrino detectors had been deployed. (http://newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2012/05/23/lux-lz/) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.61.212.124 (talk) 04:15, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Updated Results, Formatting a Measurement w/ Positive & Negative errors[edit]

They put out a new paper in Jan 2014, but the positive error is not the same as the negative error, so I couldn't just use the +- symbol. How do I properly format this in math markup? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Timetraveler3.14 (talkcontribs) 18:32, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Someone did it using <math>, but for future reference, you do it with {{Val|0.090|+0.008|-0.009}}, which produces 0.090+0.008
−0.009
. For non-numerical sub- and superscripts, you can use {{Subsup}}, but that's really designed for mathematical variables; the first argument is set in italic, and the order of later arguments is reversed: subscript comes first: {{Subsup|0.090|−0.009|+0.008}} produces 0.090 +0.008
−0.009
 
. {{Val}} has the nice advantage that it converts hyphens to minus signs for you. And it takes an optional fourth argument, a unit of measure. 71.41.210.146 (talk) 16:40, 24 November 2014 (UTC)